Scale Computing Platform

Scale Computing Platform

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Scale Computing Platform

Overview

What is Scale Computing Platform?

Scale Computing offers edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing HyperCore software promises to eliminate traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system...
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Making the job easy.

9 out of 10
August 14, 2022
The scale helps simplify and enhance our IT infrastructure. With its hyper-converged system, it seamlessly blends our needs together into …
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How Scale Computing Platform Differs From Its Competitors

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We have been able to move over all our critical function servers to the Scale platform with zero issues, we are running everything from our Scale Platform, including active directory controllers, state-wide testing software, student information systems, and robust financial database systems. The …
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Database such as Oracle and SQL, financial applications are great indicators where they receive the performance that they need. Some other good examples are Sharepoint which as we know can grow very large amount of data.
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Virtual appliances, web servers, application servers SQL servers, BI/Tableau servers, other business support applications
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We run everything on our Scale solution. This includes a SQL server for our ERP software, multiple licensing applications as well as file servers and domain controllers. I even have some desktops set up for VPN purposes. Everything works flawlessly. I can't imagine a scenario where Scale wouldn't …
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We run our Exchange Servers, HVAC, Shoretel, File Servers, Scanning Servers, Domain Controllers, and I would run anything else on this hardware.
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Our ERP system completely runs on Scale Computing HC3. I was able to break out other important services into their own servers so restarting one machine does not take down all services any more.
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Our environment is 100% virtualized and entirely on Scale Computing. This includes Main file servers; Active Directory domain controllers, SQL servers; speech processing systems; print servers; security management servers; e-discovery hosts; RDS server farms; legal application servers. Our …
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End user compute for key business processes is what we use the platform for, not critical applications themselves.
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We likely have the typical setup of most small to medium sized businesses. We have Domain Controllers, SQL Database Servers, Microsoft Exchange, File and Print Servers our ERP system and other business specific application servers, so far everything we have thrown at it just works, no complaints …
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We run everything on our Scale cluster including AD, Exchange, SQL, Remote Desktop, and VoIP. Everything just works the way it's supposed to without a lot of fuss. Snapshots of VM's are a breeze to setup and use when you need to test something out.
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For many years we have run our Association Management Software on on-premise servers. When we made the switch to Scale Computing HC3, all of our staff noticed that the software was more responsive and reliable than when running on the previous hardware.
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Currently we are running our law enforcement and Jail database software on our HC3 cluster and it is handling it very well. Adding space or extra compute has never been an issue.
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Our Citrix environment is noticeably faster. Our users noticed this the first day the system went live. Our file shares are indexed faster, which was also a noticeable change by our users. During a power outage, I was more comfortable with this system coming back up than I was with previous systems.
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Our Scale Computing HC3 is running our windows environment which includes; Domain Controllers, File servers, Printer Servers, and a few other services. So far it has handled our needs flawlessly. We do not use any on prem applications so I do not have experience with that side of it. I would …
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We have run many line-of-business applications on Scale Computing including the below. Our experience with these critical applications has been good, however it's important to realize the impact of storage tier planning prior to deployment.

Microsoft RDS
Microsoft SQL
Microsoft Active Directory

Caterpi…

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We run our ERP, QMS, and all virtual desktops and servers on Scale HC3. When adding our ERP it was decided we should add an additional node. We added that node and within minutes the workloads from existing nodes were spreading across the new one as well. The scalability of the HC3 system allows …
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We run Microsoft Active Directory off of our production Scale Cluster, while also incorporating Unix-based systems. Expanding your cluster, or cluster resources merely requires adding the appropriate node(s). The process to incorporate new nodes does not require any significant effort and takes …
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Active Directory, with 2 primary and 2 backup domain controllers. We have run multiple anti-virus servers, file server, web server, database servers, as well as dozens of proprietary mission-critical application servers. In our one year of using them, we are happy to report fewer errors and issues …
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Our mission critical applications include the following. Everything so far has been running as it should. It was a bit painful to migrate our existing VMware VM's over. We decided to do the cold migration to save on costs. You have to be ready for some downtime with this method.

RDS Farm.
Exchange …
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BI, System of Record, MS AD, SIEM, IAM, DB, data warehouse. Seemless transition from a functionality perspective. Found it was easier and less business impact to rebuild systems than migrate when size was exceeding 1TB for overall storage. Experienced licensing issues when trying to change MS …
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We run multiple SQL and other database servers on the scale and have been able to easily provision additional hardware as required. We run nearly all of our business-critical application servers on the HC3 as well. Performance and uptime have improved significantly.
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The first systems that I created on the HC3 clusters was a backup server and a file server. We were able to quickly get the data transferred and now have several layers of protection from lost, corrupted or maliciously attacked files. Since then we have added several domain controllers at each …
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Most SCADA vendors are behind the times in terms of utilizing modern infrastructure. If your application runs on common Windows or Linux distributions, you can absolutely run them on HC3. Scale certifies about two dozen operating systems on the HC3 platform, ensuring compatibility and …
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At the City of Havre de Grace our cluster on Scale host many of our servers/VMs. These servers that were running on our previous server seemed to be a bit slow even laggy on some days. After the switch to Scale, our active directory pops up in a second whereas before it would buffer and take some …
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Pricing

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HC1200

$8,800

On Premise
Per Node

HC1250

$10,200

On Premise
Per Node

HC1250D

$16,300

On Premise
Per Node

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

HC3 Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
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HC3 Success Story - American Foundry Group
04:35
HC3 Success Story - MSD of Wayne Township
04:57
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Product Details

What is Scale Computing Platform?

Scale Computing offers edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing HyperCore software promises to eliminate traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. The vendor says that, using patented HyperCore™ technology, the SC//HyperCore self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects problems in the infrastructure in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime even when local IT resources and staff are scarce. The vendor says ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO are key differentiators. The product works for distributed enterprises, global retailers, and SMBs alike.

According to the vendor, key features and benefits include:

  • Install in less than an hour
  • Deploy new VMs in minutes
  • Built-in Browser-based Management
  • Software-defined, hybrid storage system with automated tiering
  • Fully integrated, cluster-wide resource utilization and alerts
  • Single vendor support experience, no disparate systems to integrate
  • Integrated all-in-one appliance
  • Scale-out Architecture
  • Mix and match new nodes
  • Incremental resources improve performance of existing workloads
  • Fast and easy to expand, no downtime required
  • No additional licensing required
  • Start small and grow as your business grows
  • No forklift upgrades

Scale Computing Platform Screenshots

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Scale Computing Platform Videos

SC//Platform Success Story - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
SC//Platform Success Story - American Foundry Group
SC//Platform Success Story - Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township

Scale Computing Platform Integrations

Scale Computing Platform Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Unix
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobally
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure are common alternatives for Scale Computing Platform.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Scale Computing Platform are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Scale Computing Platform Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)70%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)10%
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Comparisons

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Reviews

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October 07, 2020

A partner perspective

Rodd Ahrenstorff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller

VMware ESXi and Nutanix AOS … VMware has significantly more complexity. Nutanix no longer addressed the SMB market very well

Lou Kalis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

price as a Nutanix solution. I was able to train a person on how to use it in less than a day, very easy to use. … HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix … and response better in our evaluation. I would not exclude looking at Nutanix at renewal as the person in charge…

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

custom quote that blew away the price that Nutanix was offering. The cost on 1 of the 3 nodes from Nutanix was almost the same as the cost for the total … Nutanix and IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Scale … Scale has basically the same features that Nutanix offers but…

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Nutanix, HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube), VMware vSAN and VMware vCenter Server … expertise in the product, and some basic limitations surrounding the offering. Nutanix was incredibly expensive when comparing apples-to-apples, and did not provide

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